People here genuinely care and want you to succeed.
Supervisors appreciate the pressures that we all face and the firm has made real progress in paying more attention to mental health, especially during lockdown. We kept up the team connections through lockdown, ensuring everyone was included and supported, including through things like a Zoom quizzes and regular team coffee breaks.
Even from the open day, Freshfields initially struck me as being open
They were honest, even about the negatives, which means you can go into the application process with open eyes.
The breadth of work here stands out.
Our mandates are typically strategically important for our clients and often very complex – more senior people have always found time to discuss matters with me and other trainees (both the big picture and the detail).